Mark John Ruppert, formerly of Sioux City, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2018, at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester, Minn.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City. Arrangements are under the direction of Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes.
Mark was born at home, to parents Mary (Keough) and Edward Ruppert, in Currie, Minn., on Nov, 17, 1933, the first of five children. Mark graduated from Tracy (Minn.) High School, and from Mankato (Minn.) State University. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the latter part of the Korean War. He worked for companies in both Minneapolis and Chicago.
Because of health reasons, Mark was disabled most of his adult life. He shared many delicious meals and enjoyable card games in Rochester with his aunt, Eva Ruppert, during some of the best years of his life. He had a brilliant quick mind, a remarkable memory, a keen sense of humor, and he was an avid reader. Mark was a sweet, kind, loving gentleman, with a beautiful smile, and he will be missed greatly. Mark's Catholic faith was a source of strength throughout his life.
He is survived by his sisters, Colleen Mayock, Virginia Klein, and Kathleen Hall; his brother, Bill Ruppert; six nieces and nephews; and four grandnieces.
The family wants to thank the staff at Samaritan Bethany Home for their patient, loving care for Mark over the years. We also want to thank Tom Gunderson, Mark Zangs, and Norma Olson for their loyal friendship and and love for Mark.
Mark had asked that any gifts be given to Mother Teresa's group, the Missionaries of Charity, which can be accessed at